Challenge yourself for Charity at Paras’ 10
Be a Sponsor or a Competitor – or both!
The PARAS’10 is the ultimate challenge. 2014′s race at Catterick, the 7th since the revival of this event in 2008, has a variety of affordable sponsorship opportunities available, from Title Sponsorship to Gold and Silver Tier packages, and even the Mile markers during the race.
And now the PARAS’10 is at Colchester too for added opportunities for sponsors.
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PARAS’10 Colchester 2014 Sunday 18th May 2014
PARAS’10 Catterick Sunday 31st August 2014
Enter both at www.paras10.com
After the success of the ‘Treble of Pain’ in 2013, we had hoped to repeat our third event at Aldershot. However, a combination of higher costs, seasonal restrictions due to it being a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and the Regiment’s busy programme have made it impractical. This is not a commercial event but an authentic military challenge, based on Para Training and Selection, which supports the Parachute Regiment’s own Charity which benefits our soldiers and families.
We know you will be disappointed, but hope that you will do the ‘Double of Trouble’ in 2014. There will again be a special ‘Double of Trouble’ T-shirt. If all goes well, we aim to restore a third event in 2015. But first we ask your support in 2014.
There are two options: run it in trainers and vest, or go for the full Boots and Bergen challenge with 35lbs on your back. Target time is 1 hour 50 minutes, as it is in P Company selection.
The PARAS’10 is organised by and benefits The Parachute Regiment Charity. We encourage runners to raise sponsorship funds for the Charity too.
If every runner raised just £100, then that’s £400,000 to support the Charity and its work. Of course, you are free to raise funds for any cause of your choice.
In 2011 Matt Baker, presenter of BBC’s The One Show and Countryfile, kindly agreed to start the firing gun. Matt did P Company with Blue Peter in 2004. Thanks, Matt.
This is OUR event. If there’s only one challenge you set yourself this year, make it this one.
Full details at www.paras10.com where you can enter online.
Photos from all events now available from Event Photos, who donate 10% of sales to the Charity
If you want to read more about the full ‘P Company’, or Pre-Parachute Selection, to give its official name, then read this blog by 2/Lt Sam Westlake, who went through the experience.
Pegasus Company (P Coy) run Pre-Parachute Selection (PPS) courses for both Regular and TA personnel, testing both All Arms and Parachute Regiment Officers and Soldiers for suitability to serve with Airborne Forces and the Special Forces Support Group (SFSG). The Company also run The Paras’ 10 event.
“The P Company mission is to test the physical fitness, determination and mental robustness, under conditions of stress, to determine whether an individual has the self discipline and motivation required for service with the Airborne Forces.
Second Lieutenant Sam Westlake, a recent graduate from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst who commissioned into The Parachute Regiment, is currently at Catterick Garrison undertaking this course. He’ll be blogging each day with details of his experiences and performance… “